Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC)
Qarshi University is committed to providing quality education that meets the National and International Industry requirements through quality teaching, research and community service and Industrial exposure. The University is committed to provide a quality work and learning environment that is grounded in intellectual and academic freedom, teamwork, quest for excellence, professionalism and discipline.
Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) Qarshi University implements Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) mechanism of the University and is run as per HEC guidelines. QEC of Qarshi University strives to achieve and contributes towards better score in HEC annual ranking of universities and higher accreditation status from relevant accreditation councils, working under external quality assurance (EQA) mechanism of HEC. To be able to realize this commitment, the University through QEC, continuously reviews its programs and processes to conform to the Quality Management Standards of Quality Assurance Agency (HEC).
Quality Assurance Policy:
Effective Institutional quality assurance processes assess quality against their mission and related objectives. Qarshi University in this Quality Assurance System shall adopt quality as “Purpose” to meet and conform to generally accepted standards defined by Higher Education Commission.
The objectives of Quality Assurance policy include the following:
Functions and Responsibilities of QEC:
The Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) will be headed by a Director QEC / Dean reporting directly to Vice Chancellor/. He will correspond with the outside bodies in matter relating to HEC compliance and other regulatory affairs, QEC will be responsible to:
Focus area of QEC:
To improve the standard of academic quality through procedures and processes that include;
QEC at Qarshi University will conduct assessment of its academic programs in line with Self-Assessment Manual provided by HEC. The process of Self-Assessment of Academic Programs will be carried in two steps:
Step-01: Preparation of Self-Assessment Report (SAR) by Program Teams (PTs) which involves:
Step-02: Submission of Assessment Team (AT) findings, Executive Summary and Implementation Plans prepared by the AT, QEC and Chairperson of the concerned Department will involve the following steps:
QEC will provide assistance to all faculties of Qarshi University regarding their responsibility to acquire memberships and accreditations with major National and International bodies.
QEC will collect and analyze university data through various surveys and will generate reports that are used for Self-Assessment, Gap Analysis and Continuous Quality Improvement resulting in better quality of academic and student services. These surveys may include:
The Higher Education Commission has taken an initiative of Performance Based Institutional Recognition (PBIR). Self-Assessment and Self-Evaluation is an essential element in achieving the HEC PBIR. The whole process of Self-Assessment and Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) will be led by the QEC through the adoption of the University Quality Standards and Assessment Model.
QEC will be responsible for preparation of University Portfolio Report (UPR) which is central to the Institutional Performance Evaluation process. This IPE process which will take place periodically is of vital importance to all universities that desire to meet international standards. In order to achieve the desired objectives of IPE, the university must provide the answers to the questions listed in conjunction with each of the standards as well as the university data which is maintained by the university. The University Portfolio Report needs to be prepared before the visit of IPE Panel.
University Quality Standards and Assessment Model that corresponds to the process of Performance Evaluation Standards are given below:
|Standard 1||Mission Statement & Goals|
|Standard 2||Planning & Evaluation|
|Standard 3||Organization & Governance|
|Standard 7||Institutional Resources|
|Standard 8||Academic Programs & Curricula|
|Standard 9||Public Disclosure & Transparency|
|Standard 10||Assessment & Quality Assurance|
|Standard 11||Student Support Services|
Organization of QEC